Top positive review
2 years of moderate/heavy use - happy customer
on March 15, 2014
I bought this two years ago and I think at that time I got it for $35. At the time the reviews were mixed (3 stars), but at that price point I thought it was worth a shot. The reviews are definitely more plentiful now, and they are pretty good.
Why I chose this bag?
-sick of using regular luggage and having to iron every shirt when i arrive at my hotel and just want to go to sleep. No complaints here. It is partially the art of how you pack the shirts/pants in, but without too much effort I have never had to iron the shirts or pants.
-for short-haul trips where lots of luggage isn't needed. Great for one week trips where i am packing 2-3 work pants, 3-4 work shirts, and a couple casual outfits, socks, underwear, extra pair shoes, etc. Pockets are great for holding the toiletries.
-wanted to be able to carry on. This has worked great for both carry on and checking the bag. I've never had a problem.
-after two years there is some fraying around one of the outer zippers. I am about to place an order for a replacement, because I don't want it to get to the point where the horrible happens...
-the over the neck strap broke after only a few trips. One of the plastic connectors got broken from, most likely, a careless baggage handler. And if you think baggage handlers are nice to your luggage, there are some pretty great youtube videos that will convince you otherwise. But i digress.. I was still able to jimmy wrig the strap back on, but I just decided not to use it. I carry the bag by the handle most the time because it generally is not too heavy
It did everything I wanted it to. I have been very happy. Like I said, i will be buying another to replace the one I wore out. I think at this price point it is worth buying a new one every couple of years. I am afraid to go to any other bag because I fear I'll miss this cheap but dependable gem.